New vs Used Foosball Tables: What to Buy?

Second Hand Foosball Table
New vs used foosball tables: What to Buy? How do you decide?     The cost of a high-end new foosball table can be very scary. Tournament foosball tables can cost up to $2000. There are a ton of tables in the $500-$1000 range and then there are all kinds of unique and even custom tables above and beyond the tournament style tables....

How To Care For Your Foosball Table

When you have a foosball table in your man cave you must take the best care of your table. One thing about a foosball table that you might not realize when you are a new foosball owner is that cleaning and maintaining it is something you need to do often. Not only do you need to keep the table clean,...

Soft vs Hard Pool Cue Case: Which is Better for you?

Billiards Cue Case
If you play enough pool to invest in your own cue, a quality pool cue case is the logical accessory to protect your prized cue stick. Carrying a cue around with no case is asking for trouble. It's critical to have a smooth, slick, defect-free shaft on your cue, and exposing a cue stick to the weather and having it...

How to Practice Proper Pool Etiquette

Billiards Etiquette
It doesn't matter if you are playing pool or billiards at a bar, in a tournament or at home, proper pool etiquette is something everyone should know and practice. It may not be something you normally think about when you are playing pool, but it comes in handy nonetheless. Nobody likes to be disturbed or bothered when they are...

How to Choose the Right Pool Cue Stick

Billiards Cue
New players to the game of pool and billiards often wonder, how do I choose a cue stick? What kind should I use? What's a good weight? Do I need my own stick? Are bar sticks any good? How do I tell what's good or bad? Too many questions! In my humble opinion, for the beginning pool player, the stick...

Pool Terminology Explained: Simply

Pool Terminology
Pool Terminology is a term used to explain all the jargon and slang that is part of the pool and billiards world. Like any sport, there are certain objects and actions that are unique to this one. Knowing the right jargon is the start to mastering your game. The following semi-alphabetical listing of some of the more common pool terminology...

How to Get Better at Straight Pool

Continuous Pool
Straight Pool is another popular pocket billiards game in the US. It is also called 14.1 Continuous Pool. While this game was once the most popular of pool games, its popularity has diminished somewhat with the advent of televised pool games. It is a game that can be somewhat boring when watched on TV, while 8-ball and 9-ball just naturally seem...

How to Get Better at One Pocket Pool

One Pocket Pool
One Pocket Pool might be called a thinking man's game. It's not a game for beginners as there is definitely more defensive strategy involved here than in many other games of pool. Often times a shot may be taken, not to sink a ball in the pocket, but rather to block your opponent or maneuver the object balls to a...

How to Get Better at Cutthroat Pool

Cutthroat Pool
Cutthroat is a fun, three person pool game. It also goes by several other names, two of which are Elimination or Screwyerbuddy. This is a game that has been known to end friendships, so make sure that you are on good terms with your opponents. In Cutthroat, each player claims a group five of the fifteen balls on the table...

How to Get Better at 9-Ball Pool

Nine Ball Pool
9-ball is another pool game that gets played in a lot of tournament and bars. This game uses only 10 balls - 1 through 9 and the cue ball. The balls are racked in a special diamond-shaped rack with the one ball in the point position on the footspot and the nine ball in the middle. This game is sometimes called...

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